Seasons Blessings

My grandma spent a lot of time each year setting up her Christmas village. It’s one of my favorite memories, actually; seeing the village all lit up and decorated. Maybe your family did something similar–setting up the array of Department 56 porcelain village houses, businesses, accessories and people. My grandma had a massive collection of […]

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New (Old) Habits Revisited

On occasion, it is a good idea to go back to old habits and make them a new one…or something like that? Eh. That sounds more philosophical than it was meant to, if I’m really honest with myself. I was not trying to sound like that. And even though I hate “New Years Resolutions” as […]

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“Problematic Favorite”

Everyone loves to hate on this song, recently. And by recently I mean that in the last 3 years things have gotten really bad, to the point where everyone (slight exaggeration, yes, I know) is calling for like bans on this song. Which frustrates me to no end…because cultural stupidity is no excuse to ban […]

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Spring?

This is supposed to be spring-time, right? Or at least, that’s the whole idea now that the equinox has passed. Well, it certainly hasn’t felt like it the last week. It’s been more like…oh second-winter (which just kind of feels like I’m talking about “Second Breakfast”, but that’s another topic). I mean, here in the […]

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First Snow

Officially first snow! Or, as far as I’m concerned first snow. It has been lightly snowing for the last 2 hours here, in the outskirts of Seattle where I live. Not enough to really stick, not to the ground–but it is sticking to the roofs a bit, and to the bushes, trees and plants. I’m […]

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Mini Tree Saga

My aunt sent us the mini tree for “Christmas spirit”. Which is hilarious. And great for Thorin. Now he has a mini tree to nom on. Which of course he promptly tried to do. Here’s some photos as we set up the mini tree for photos, before we put it up on the shelf and […]

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Krampus

Just about 10 days ago…or 11 (but who is really counting), on 5 December was Krampusnacht. Which is a huge deal in parts of Europe. Like, say Austria. Or really, it gets kind of confusing. Because traditions are mixed; and it’s kind of gotten way bigger than traditional. See, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas. Traditionally speaking. […]

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Holidays & Mental Health

My favorite time of the year is here. — alright, so that’s actually major sarcasm. I really, really hate the holidays. They’re the worst time of the year for me. I’ve touched on that before. So no need to go into a whole novel on that again. Short version: my jackass of a dad decided […]

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